Alexandra (Ali) Cox works in the education research area. Prior to joining Child Trends, she completed a Fulbright Grant in Madrid, Spain. She taught in a bilingual secondary school there. In addition to teaching, she created a weekly peer mentorship program to engage Roma students in school, while also building the leadership skills of older mentor students.
Ali graduated from Duke University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and a certificate in child policy research. She examines school-based interventions to prevent and combat child obesity and hopes to continue working on school climate and health issues in the future.